Robber hits bank in Glenwood |

Robber hits bank in Glenwood

Aspen Times Staff Report

The West Glenwood Springs branch of Alpine Bank was robbed early Tuesday evening by a man who escaped on a bicycle.

He had not been caught by early yesterday evening.

Police were alerted to the crime at 4:17 p.m. by several 911 calls and what is known as a “panic alarm.”

The robber, who flashed a note demanding money, was described as a 180-pound white man with a brown moustache, wearing a green, hooded sweatshirt, black gloves and either blue or black jeans.

According to witnesses, he fled west down Highway 6 and 24 on what was described as a dark-colored mountain bike and was seen heading north on Storm King Road.

Police immediately converged on the crime scene and set up blocks on 6 and 24, Donegan Road and the Midland Avenue alternate route, trying to contain the suspect in a box of lawmen.

Within 20 minutes, Police Chief Terry Wilson located a bike matching the description of the robber’s. The bicycle had been dumped in the stairwell behind the Mall Three Theatres, perhaps indicating the robber had circled around and was in the mall pretending to be a customer, according to authorities.

Officers also reportedly found a cast-off sweatshirt resembling the one worn by the robber and brought in a police dog to see if it could pick up a scent.

Information about the amount of money taken and whether or not a weapon or weapons were involved was not available yesterday evening.

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